Fashion Scoops: Roberto’s Secret … Ivana Just Do It … Moving to Montana
ROBERTO’S SECRET: Could Italy’s king of sex be planning a tryst with America’s queen of the respectably kinky? Roberto Cavalli said before his men’s fall runway show in Milan Monday that he is in talks with Victoria’s...
ROBERTO’S SECRET: Could Italy’s king of sex be planning a tryst with America’s queen of the respectably kinky? Roberto Cavalli said before his men’s fall runway show in Milan Monday that he is in talks with Victoria’s Secret to design a namesake line for the innerwear company. "I would really like this project to happen, but it’s still very early," said Cavalli, who has global sales of about $200 million a year. "I think, however, it would be a great marriage between my creativity and fantasy and [Victoria Secret’s] management capability." Any Cavalli lingerie line is likely to be his all-out signature. After all, as the designer told WWD in November: "From me, people want excess."
IVANA JUST DO IT: Nike’s spring television campaign will feature more than just athletes. Word has it a 30-second-spot bowing this month will star none other than Ivana Trump and her daughter, Ivanka.
PATEL TO BERGDORF’S?: Roopal Patel might be returning to Bergdorf Goodman as women’s fashion director. That post has been vacant since the September 2001 departure of James Aguiar. He went to Nina Ricci. Patel spent three years at Bergdorf’s in the Nineties, and most recently, has consulted on projects for Style.com, Club Monaco and Peter Som.
Sources said Patel would report to Robert Burke, vice president and senior fashion director. Burke and Ron Frasch, chairman and ceo of Bergdorf’s, wereunavailable. Patel had no comment.
MOVING TO MONTANA: The house of Claude Montana is fortifying its studio after the exit of designer Stephane Parmentier after one season. Catherine Brickhill, a former assistant of Alexander McQueen who has also worked for Plein Sud, has joined Montana’s team. Claude Montana remains creative consultant to the house, which entrepreneur Laurent Layani purchased two years ago.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)